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Campillo-Kovalev on Saturday, January 19th at the Mohegan Sun Casino

Former World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo, 21-4-1, 7 KOs, is ready for his return to the ring after a layoff of almost one year. He fights undefeated power puncher Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, 18-0-1, 15 KOs, in an anticipated 10-rounder at the Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday, January 19th. The fight is the feature bout in the season opener of NBC Sports Network’s popular FIGHT NIGHT boxing series. The telecast will begin at 9PM ET with the Elvin Ayala vs. Curtis Stevens co-feature. Continue reading

David Price Still Hoping For Londsdale Glory

price422DAVID PRICE is worried that he may be unable to win a Lonsdale belt outright because there is a lack of serious domestic rivals.

The 6ft 8in Liverpool puncher won the British heavyweight title last year by defeating Sam Sexton, and made quick fire defences against Audley Harrison and Matt Skelton.

He needs one more notch to own a Lonsdale belt outright, but there are currently no suitable active contenders.

Price (15-0) is now boxing at world class and meets American double world title challenger Tony Thompson (36-3) in a 12 rounder at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February.

Price who is also Commonwealth title holder explained: “Winning a Lonsdale belt is not my priority but at the same time it would be a great honour to own one alongside other great fighters. Continue reading

Jermell Charlo vs Harry Joe Yorgey on Jan 26

The first SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event of 2013 now has an intriguing opener, with unbeaten Texas junior middleweight Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo battling his toughest opponent to date in Pennsylvania veteran Harry Joe Yorgey in a ten-round bout at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday, January 26. The telecast will begin live at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME (delayed on the West Coast). Continue reading

Ali’s Birthday – ESPN Films’ “Ali: The Mission”

Ali: The Mission, narrated by musician John Legend, delves into perhaps one of the most important, but least known, feats of Muhammad Ali’s remarkable life. In 1990, the boxing legend traveled to Iraq to press a plea for peace and negotiate with Saddam Hussein for the release of U.S. civilians taken hostage after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. Ali risked his reputation, health and safety for the freedom of prisoners held by Hussein as “human shields” to deter U.S. military strikes. On January 16, 1991, only six weeks after Ali brought 15 hostages back home to their relieved families, Operation Desert Storm bombarded Iraq.

“There are so many stories and myths out there about The Greatest, but this one struck a personal chord with me as I don’t know that people today are even aware of Ali’s immense philanthropic work or this specific mission to Iraq before Desert Storm began,” said the film’s narrator John Legend. Continue reading

Hernandez suffers fracture during sparring, fight off

Bad luck for Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs): The IBF World Champion
broke his left hand during a sparring session ahead of his upcoming fight on
February 2. Hernandez was set to defend his title against Eric Fields (21-1,
15 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany as part of the show
topped by the European Light Heavyweight Championship between Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs), which will still go ahead as planned.
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Golovkin vs Rosado -Season Premiere of HBO Boxing After Dark Saturday Night from New York

k2gggtony011513nycPhoto: K2 Promotions – New York City, NY (January 15, 2013) WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin arrived in New York City on Tuesday night ahead of his HBO televised showdown with world ranked challenger “KING” Gabriel Rosado this Saturday night, January 19 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing.” Pictured with Golovkin is training partner and undefeated junior middleweight prospect Tony Harrison who will be fighting on the off-TV portion of the card on Saturday.

GOLOVKIN vs. ROSADO will take place at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing” in New York City and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT,

Co-promoted by Top Rank Incorporated and K2 Promotions, the World Championship Tripleheader also features Orlando “SIRI” Salido defending his WBO Featherweight Title against undefeated No. 1 contender Mikey Garcia and two-time WBO Junior Lightweight Champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez clashing with No. 1 contender Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos. Continue reading

British Lionhearts dazzle in sumptuous win over USA (5-0)

Lausanne, Switzerland, 17 January 2013 – With the World Series of Boxing (WSB) making its debut at the iconic York Hall, the British Lionhearts really put on a show for their fans, defeating the visiting USA Knockouts in style. This encounter saw star boxers Andrew Selby and the Irish duo of John Joe Nevin and Joe Ward all deliver for the home team as the Lionhearts temporarily moved back into second place in Group B. Continue reading

BabyJet Promotions sign Emmanuel Tagoe on 3-year management deal

Baffour Gyan, Game Boy, his brother Bobby Short and Sammy Anim Addo at the launchBy Prince Dornu-Leiku: It is official, BabyJet Promotions and Management have reached a 3-year partnership deal with WBA International Junior Lightweight champion, Emmanuel Tagoe that will see the promotional syndicate owned by Ghana national soccer team captain, Asamoah Gyan manage and promote the promising boxer.

24 year old Tagoe, famously nicknamed Game Boy won the hearts of Asamoah Gyan and the BabyJet Promotions team by defeating his great local rival, George Ashie by a unanimous points decision back on November 10 last year at the Accra Sports Stadium in what was BabyJet Promotions’ maiden event, a win that won him the 3-year contract with an option for BabyJet Promotions to renew.

Financial details of the deal were not revealed at Wednesday’s press conference in Accra to officially announce the agreement, but according to BabyJet Promotions CEO, Sammy Anim-Addo, they have paid up Tagoe’s past managers, promoters and everyone who had previously helped the boxer in his career. BabyJet Promotions have also reiterated their belief in the potential of the 24 year old boxer to become a world champion and have outlined a comprehensive roadmap of fights leading to world championship glory by the first quarter of next year. Continue reading

Joe Hanks suffers hand injury

World ranked and undefeated heavyweight Joe “The Future” Hanks suffered a hand injury in training yesterday causing the cancellation of his FEBRUARY 2 main event showdown with Richard Carmack, which had been set for the Times Union Center in Albany, NY, it was announced today by Star Boxing.
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Salido vs. Garcia, Martinez vs. Burgos workout quotes

1439NEW YORK (January 16, 2013) — Workouts took place today, Wednesday, at Kingsway Boxing Gym in New York for Saturday’s World Championship Triple Header at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Bob Arum: We have three really good fights on this card Saturday night. New York City has a very intelligent boxing fan base. You have to understand that when you put on a fight in New York City, you have to put a good card together for it to sell.

JUAN CARLOS BURGOS: This is my second opportunity for a world title and I don’t know if this chance will ever come again. I am dedicating this fight to my uncle (Victor Burgos). Ten years ago my uncle won his world championship. He won the title against a Puerto Rican and on Saturday night I can win a world title against a Puerto Rican also. Continue reading